Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India (by Sarath Davala, Renana Jhabvala, Guy Standing, Soumya Kapoor Mehta)


Author(s): Sarath Davala, Renana Jhabvala, Guy Standing, Soumya Kapoor Mehta

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2015-03-26
ISBN-10: 1472583108
ISBN-13: 9781472583109
Language: English
Description:
Would it be possible to provide people with a basic income as a
right? The idea has a long history. This book draws on two pilot
schemes conducted in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, in which
thousands of men, women and children were provided with an
unconditional monthly cash payment. In a context in which the
Indian government at national and state levels spends a vast
amount on subsidies and selective schemes that are chronically
expensive, inefficient, inequitable and subject to extensive
corruption, there is scope for switching at least some of the
spending to a modest basic income. This book explores what would
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